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20J007 Studentische Hilfskraft (d/m/w)


Im Bereich Sozialwissenschaften, Umweltwissenschaften, Stadtplanung (mit Möglichkeit zur Erstellung einer B.A./Masterarbeit)

Das Europäische Institut für Energieforschung (EIFER) ist eine gemeinsame Forschungseinrichtung der Electricité de France (EDF) und dem Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) mit Sitz in Karlsruhe. Am Institut widmen sich über 100 WissenschaftlerInnen aktuellen Forschungsfragen in den Bereichen Energie in Städten und Regionen, Nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung, Energieressourcen und dezentrale Energieumwandlung sowie Energie- und Umweltökonomie.

Stellenbeschreibung
Wir suchen eine studentische Hilfskraft im Rahmen eines Projekts zum Thema Konzept und Umsetzung von Resilienz in deutschen Städten insbesondere im Umgang mit urbanen Hitzeperioden und im Kontext lokaler Klimapolitik. Dabei soll der Fokus insbesondere auf der Stadt Karlsruhe sowie einer oder zwei weiteren Städten liegen. Betrachtet werden sollen außerdem Dokumente des Städtetags (Verband der Städte und Gemeinden in Deutschland).

Aufgaben
• Literaturrecherche bzgl. des Begriffs „Resilienz“ im kommunalpolitischen Kontext sowie zu Operationalisierung und Umsetzung in der lokalen Klimapolitik
• Analyse offizieller Dokumente und Daten
• Soweit möglich, Gespräche mit Stakeholdern
• Übersicht von Definitionen, Umsetzungsstrategien und Maßnahmen
• Präsentation der Ergebnisse und Abschlussbericht

Die Erstellung einer eigenen Studienarbeit/Abschlussarbeit ist denkbar und wird nach Absprache gerne unterstützt.

Voraussetzungen
• Immatrikulation an einer deutschen Hochschule
• Sehr gute Sprachkenntnisse sowie Kommunikationsfähigkeit in Deutsch und Englisch
• Erfahrung im Umgang mit qualitativen Methoden der Sozialforschung von Vorteil
• Guter Umgang mit MS Office Anwendungen
• Selbständigkeit, Zuverlässigkeit

Konditionen
• Der Vertrag ist zunächst auf 3 Monate befristet, Verlängerung auf 6 Monate ist möglich
• Vergütung: 450 €-Basis / Stundensatz und Stundenanzahl in Abhängigkeit vom
Ausbildungsniveau
• Start: so bald wie möglich
• Arbeitsort: Technologiepark Karlsruhe, Emmy-Noether-Straße 11, 76131
Karlsruhe

Kontakt
Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen in einem Dokument, Format pdf, max. 5 MB unter Angabe der Stellennummer 20J007 an jobs@eifer.org.
Bei Fragen wenden Sie sich bitte an Frau Pia Laborgne, Tel. 0721 6105 1353, laborgne@eifer.org

 


 

20J006 Student assistant f/m/d


Title: Bibliographic research in the field of nanotechnologies applied to energy and on-field data analysis

Background
The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) was established as a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF) and is located in Karlsruhe, Technologiepark. Today EIFER has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 employees.

Description of the work
• bibliographic research in the field of nanotechnologies applied to energy. He/she will have to screen the on-line patent websites and import in an existing EndNote database all the relevant references.
• pre-analysis of on-field data from a 100% renewable µ-grid. He/she will have to download, organize and analyse the data for future presentations.

Required qualifications/skills/interests

The position is aiming at students in sciences.

The following skills are mandatory:
• fluent in English and either German or French
• good knowledge of Excel and Matlab
• knowledge of PowerPoint and/or EndNote would be of value but is not mandatory

Conditions
• Duration: 4/6 months, starting as soon as possible
• Working hours depending on student´s education level
• Working place: EIFER, Emmy‐Noether‐Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
• Remuneration: 460€-Basis, according to KIT rules; exact hourly rate depends on the student´s education level

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the student-position-number 20J006.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact Dr. Philippe MOÇOTÉGUY (philippe.mocoteguy@eifer.org)

 


 

20J005 Student assistant f/m/d


Title: Evaluation of support policies and market organization of hydrogen projects in Germany

Background
The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) was established as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Électricité de France SA (EDF) and is located in Karlsruhe, Germany. Today EIFER has a multicultural team of more than 100 employees. The team "Low Carbon Hydrogen Systems" is currently looking for a student interested in regulatory and market challenges occurring from the implementation of a national hydrogen strategy in Germany.

Work description
The student will support our team on:
• monitoring regulatory developments linked with hydrogen with a strong focus on Germany
• analysing/mapping support policies, market organization and players
• Literature research and evaluation of business models
• preparing and conducting interviews

The tasks can also be accomplished within an internship (compulsory training).

Required qualifications/skills/interests
• Student in the area of energy policy and/or energy economics
• Interest in and knowledge on the topics related to the German energy transition, particularly those linked with hydrogen mobility
• Fluent German (oral and written) and good knowledge of English is mandatory. French knowledge would be a plus.
• Synthetic and analytic thinking and the ability to understand systemic interactions with other fields

Conditions
• Duration: 6 to 7 months, depending on the student’s availability
• Start: as soon as possible
• Working hours: 40 hours per month
• Remuneration: 460€ basis/hourly rate depending on the student´s education level
• Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer number 20J005!
For additional information concerning the work please contact Florence Billault-Chaumartin, Tel.: +49 721 6105 1351, billault-chaumartin@eifer.org

 


 

20J004 Internship Proposal


Title: Further development of agent-based traffic simulation model

Background
The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) was established as a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF) and is located in Karlsruhe, Technologiepark. Today EIFER has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 employees.

Description of the work
The student will participate in the further development of traffic model. The student will help in updating the existing model by developing codes in JAVA.

The assigned tasks involve
• Conduct a literature review related to the chosen methodology
• Coding in JAVA to support development of additional modules
• Contribute to writing deliverables of the project

Required qualifications/skills/interests
• Studies in the engineering field, preferably transport engineering, traffic engineering, IT, Computer Science
• Good skills in JAVA
• Interest in modeling and coding
• Ability to work independently
• Fluency in English

Additional welcomed qualifications
• Knowledge in MATSim will be desirable
• Basic knowledge in transport modeling, agent-based modeling
• Basic knowledge of French or German

Conditions
• Duration: 4-6 months (Start as soon as possible)
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly Compensation: 450€ per month
• Place of work: EIFER, Technologiepark, Emmy-Noether-Straße 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the student-position-number 20J004.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact Mr. Mayookh Sikka, sikka@eifer.org

 


 

20J003 Internship Proposal


Title: Evaluation of the ammonia market

Background
The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) was established as a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF) and is located in Karlsruhe, Technologiepark. Today EIFER has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 employees.

Description of the project
Chemical storage of energy can be achieved via hydrogen or carbon-neutral hydrogen derivatives. One example is ammonia (NH3) which has been identified as a sustainable fuel for mobile and remote applications and a high caloric energy carrier to store electricity. NH3 is CO2-free if produced from renewable electricity. The Solid State Ammonia Synthesis (SSAS) concept consists in the production of NH3 directly from water and air. Even if achieving ammonia synthesis at intermediate temperatures and ambient pressures through a Proton Conducting Cell (PCC) is a promising technology for the development of green ammonia, no commercially available SSAS system exist. The target is to evaluate the economic and environmental impact of the SSAS in comparison with the current ammonia production methods.

The assigned tasks involve
• Evaluation of the current ammonia market (production, consumption, storage, transport)
• Mapping of the main actors of the ammonia market
• Evaluation of the actual production cost of ammonia and SSAS (levelized cost of ammonia), based on process simulation in a software
• Evaluation of the environmental impact of the ammonia production (CO2 emissions)
• Evaluation of a new business model based on SSAS

Required qualifications/skills/interests
• Studies in the area of energy economics and/or industrial engineering or a related field
• Background/interest on the assessment of emerging technologies in the energy sector
• Knowledge of Matlab/Simulink or another simulation tool is highly desirable
• Synthetic and analytical thinking, ability to work autonomously
• Ability to write/communicate in English mandatory, French/German highly desirable

Conditions
• Duration: 4-6 months (Start as soon as possible)
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly Compensation 450€ per month
• Place of work: EIFER, Technologiepark, Emmy-Noether-Straße 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the student-position-number 20J003.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact Dr. Julian Dailly, dailly@eifer.org.

 


 

20J002 Student-assistant (F/M/D)


Title: Local energy production systems: technological and economic analysis of current and perspective solutions

Background
The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) was established as a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF) and is located in Karlsruhe, Technologiepark. Today EIFER has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 employees.

Description of the Student Job
The student will participate in the development and improvement of the EIFER’s knowledge management platform of local energy systems in Europe. The student will help updating the existing content of the platform: heat pumps, solar thermal, CHP, district heating and cooling, biomass boilers etc. as well as develop new content by gathering and structuring information on products available on the market, existing installations and normative in the shape of databases and dashboards.

The assigned tasks involve
• Literature survey related to the chosen technologies
• Calling manufacturers and operators
• Update the technology and installation databases
• Design interactive dashboards and factsheets

Required qualifications
• Studies in the engineering field, preferably energy engineering
• Basic knowledge of decentralized energy production
• High motivation and interest in the studied topics
• Ability to work independently and propose personal solutions to the given tasks
• Good relationship skills (team work)
• Fluent English is mandatory

Additional welcomed qualifications
• Basic French or German
• Basic knowledge or interest in programing languages to develop the dashboards: python, html, javascript

Conditions
• Duration: 6 to 12 months (approximately 40 hours/month)
• Start: as soon as possible
• Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe
• Remuneration: 460€/month, exact hourly rate depending on the student´s education level

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB to: jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the student-position-number 20J002!
For additional information concerning the work please contact M. Guillaume BARDEAU
(bardeau@eifer.org) or Ms Nicole PINI (pini@eifer.org).

 


 

19J032 Internship Proposal


Title: Value and job creation of hydrogen and natural gas infrastructures in Germany and France

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Électricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team consisting of about 100 researchers. The “Energy Transition, Markets, Environment” group is currently looking for a student interested in working in the field of renewable energy conomics.

Context
Hydrogen is on the verge of becoming an alternative to traditional fuels and batteries. One of the biggest hurdles is the production of low GHG hydrogen at competitive prices. Other sources of value creation, like regional job creation, can help to onvince authorities and investors in developing hydrogen projects. The intern will work with the hydrogen and the value creation team, helping them understand the value creation, and especially job creation, effects of hydrogen infrastructures in comparison to existing natural gas infrastructures. The analysis of existing hydrogen projects in Germany are the basis of a comparison with potential projects in France.

The assigned tasks involve
‐ Comparison of the value creation of the natural gas sector and the hydrogen sector
‐ Development of a methodology for calculating the number of jobs created by hydrogen infrastructures
‐ Creation of a data collection protocol
‐ Expert interviews in France and in Germany (and in third countries if beneficial)

Required qualifications
‐ Student of renewable and sustainable economics (or related fields)
‐ Knowledge of the hydrogen and natural gas sector is a plus
‐ Fluent in English and German (French would also be an asset)

Conditions
‐ Duration: 6 months, starting as soon as possible
‐ Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
‐ Location: EIFER, Emmy‐Noether‐Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
‐ Monthly compensation: 450 € per month

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your application including all relevant information with one single pdf of max. 5MB (curriculum vitae and cover letter, in English) to jobs@eifer.org . Please refer to the offer number 19J032. For additional information concerning the offer please contact: sebastian.weber@eifer.org, Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105‐1319.

 


 

19J031 Internship Proposal


Title: Modelling of fuel cell/ battery hybridization technologies for heavy duty transport applications

The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER, Europäisches Institut für Energieforschung EDF-KIT EWIV) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and EDF SA. EIFER has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 researchers working on the development of innovative solutions regarding energy management in cities and territories, decentralized energy production and energy systems.
The fuel cell technologies are progressively entering the market, especially for mobility. Nowadays, discussions are still on-going on whether the full battery or the fuel cell powered electric vehicles will take the lead of the market for passenger cars. However, it appears that the constraints of autonomy, weight and size associated with heavy duty applications (trucks, trains, ships) are not compatible with full battery vehicles. Therefore, the de-carbonation of these vehicles can only go through fuel cell based electric vehicles. However, the strong dynamics of the variations in power demand are detrimental for fuel cell lifetime. Therefore, the hybridization of battery/super capacitors (able to sustain high power variations) with fuel cells (able to provide a long autonomy) appears the best option to meet the requirements of heavy duty vehicle.
The objective of the internship is therefore to estimate the most relevant hybridization technologies of fuel cells and batteries and establish a first model of hybridization.

The assigned tasks involve
• Literature analysis to identify the existing usage profiles (e.g.: evolution of power demand) of heavy duty vehicles (trucks, trains, ships)
• Literature analysis to identify the existing hybridization strategies and models
• Development of a first model of the different components of the hybridization system (fuel cell, batteries/super capacitors, hydrogen storage, electrical engine) and of the strategies of hybridization in order to optimize the size, the cost and the autonomy of the hybrid system, as well as its ability to sustain dynamics
• Final report

Required qualifications and recommended skills
• Studies in the engineering field, preferably system engineering
• Good skills in programming (preferably with Matlab/Simulink)
• Basic knowledge of batteries and/or fuel cell for electric mobility
• Analytical mind and ability to synthetize information
• Fluency in English is mandatory

Conditions
• 4 (preferably 6) months, starting as soon as possible
• Working place: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Compensation: 450 Euro/month

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to to jobs@eifer.org . Please refer to the offer number 19J031.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact:
Philippe Moçotéguy (to mocoteguy@eifer.org ).
Annabelle Brisse (to brisse@eifer.org)

 


 

19J016 Student Assistant (F/M/D)


Title: Development of a blockchain-based energy market application

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Position description
The student will support the development team on the further development of a local energy market application, including:
• The integration of an agent-based simulation model with a blockchain data ledger
• The development of a user story, and the development of an interface for mobile devices to interact on the local energy market

Optionally, the work could be carried out as a Master Thesis.

Required qualifications
• Student in the area of Computer Science and/or engineering (e.g. energy, industrial, mechanical engineering etc.)
• Knowledge on blockchain protocols (Ethereum, Factom, Hyperledger Fabrik etc.)
• Interest in the evolution of blockchain technologies and new technologies
• Knowledge on application development preferred (java, javascript, python etc.)
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Good knowledge of English is mandatory

Conditions
• Duration: 6 to 7 months, depending on the student’s availability
• Working hours: 40 hours per month
• Start: as soon as possible
• Remuneration: 460€/month, exact hourly rate depending on the student´s education level
• Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J016.

For additional information concerning the work please contact: Samrat Bose: samrat.bose@eifer.org,
Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1445 or Enrique Kremers, Tel.: +49 721 6105 1451, enrique.kremers@eifer.org

 


 

19J013 – Internship Proposal


Title: Investigation and mapping of hydrogen projects in France and Europe

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Hydrogen can be considered both as an energy carrier (energy storage, fuel for transportation devices etc.) and as an industrial raw product used in different sectors of the industry (steel, glass, food, chemicals, plastics, etc.). Electrolysis enables carbon free generation of hydrogen directly at end application sites and hence is a promising option for decarbonizing some industry sectors and developing energy smart-solutions for industrial environments/applications.

The student will investigate public databases in order to get information about European and National projects involving hydrogen. In this context, he/she should be able to understand the potential success of these projects. The student will be responsible then to get more information on the most interesting hydrogen projects, evaluating their future scalability and repeatability.

The assigned tasks involve
• Survey the hydrogen projects in Europe
- Analysis and mapping of current and upcoming hydrogen projects in France
- Get detailed information on the most interesting hydrogen projects
- Analysis and mapping of current and upcoming hydrogen projects in EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK)
• Emerging conclusions / Key factors for success
- Interactive maps, able to show all the main characteristics of each project (e.g. coordinates, sector of application, funders, etc.)
- Evaluation of the success, future scalability and repeatability of the main hydrogen projects developed in France

Required qualifications / skills / interests
The position is aiming at students in technical/economics sciences.
• Interested in the field of energy and environment
• Knowledge in Geographic information system (QGIS/ArcGIS - intermediate level)
• Analysis of public databases (mostly written in French)
• Fluent in French and English, additional knowledge of German would be of value

Conditions
Duration: 6 months. Starting date: as soon as possible
Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
Monthly compensation: 450 €


Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J013.
For additional information concerning the work please contact: Renato Luise: luise@eifer.org,
Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1418.

 


 

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